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Banking & Lending

Stikeman Elliott's Banking & Lending practice represents Canadian and international clients in a wide range of sophisticated and significant transactions.  Due to the breadth of our experience, we are able to apply finance, structured financing, project financing, financial institutions regulatory and restructuring expertise to transactions. This varied strength across multiple specialty areas distinguishes us from other firms and provides additional dimensions to our banking and lending practice.

Our Unique Value

With one of Canada's premier banking teams, acting for both lenders and borrowers, we offer:

  • Practical and business-oriented solutions - to issues that arise in any aspect of a financing transaction, while always being conscious of the long-term working relationship between the parties.

  • Expert insight into present market realities - with an understanding of what risks lenders and borrowers are prepared to accept in the current environment and the different strategies to be used to properly allocate and mitigate risks.

  • Innovative and unique approaches to solving problems - in a prompt and efficient manner, both at the outset and throughout the course of each mandate.

  • An exceptional international reputation - with the ability to work seamlessly with U.S. and foreign counsel in cross-border matters.

Financing Expertise

Our finance practice extends to all areas of financing:

  • corporate financing
  • syndicated financing
  • cross-border financing
  • acquisition financing
  • secured and unsecured lending
  • project financing
  • asset based lending
  • debt restructuring
  • real estate financing
  • public and private debt instruments
  • derivative products
  • securitizations 
  • aircraft financing 
  • privatizations
  • investment funds

We are active in advising on restructuring transactions, having participated in some of Canada's largest and most high-profile situations. We are particularly active in the area of infrastructure and project finance and have worked on lending and financing transactions for some of the largest and most notable infrastructure projects in Canada across multiple sectors, including roads, healthcare facilities, power production facilities and other public facilities.

Our financing clients include Canadian and foreign financial institutions and corporate borrowers, investment funds, governments and their agencies and corporations in a wide range of industries, as well as Canadian leading industries such as pulp and paper, steel, entertainment, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, mining, transportation, information technology, manufacturing, retail, food processing and public utilities.

Recognition for Our Work

Chambers Global's The World's Leading Lawyers for Business ranks our banking and finance practices among Canada's leaders, giving the firm special praise in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Montréal. IFLR1000 recommends our group for both bank lending and regulatory work, while the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory identifies Stikeman Elliott banking lawyers in three Canadian offices as leading practitioners in their field.

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Howard J. Rosenoff

Daphne J. MacKenzie

Leland P. Corbett
Michael L. Dyck

Scott Perrin 

New York:
Kenneth G. Ottenbreit

Sherry L. Roth

Brian G. Hansen
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